What is a home person on ancestry?

What is a home person on ancestry?

A tree’s home person is the main person whose ancestors and descendants are displayed by that tree. When you begin building a family tree, the person you start with will automatically be set as the home person. People usually set themselves as the home person.

Can I change the home person on ancestry?

In a tree, click the tree name menu in the top-left corner and select Tree Settings. On the right side of the Tree Settings page under Your home person in this tree, click choose or change.

How do you create a family tree on Ancestry?

From any page on Ancestry, click the Trees tab and select Start a New Tree. If Start a New Tree isn’t an option on the Trees tab, select Create & Manage Trees instead. On the page that appears, click Create a new tree. Click Add Yourself or Add home person.

Can you print your family tree from ancestry com?

From any page on Ancestry, click the Trees tab and select a tree. Go to the part of your tree you want to print. In the top-left corner of the page, click Print. To make a professional book, poster, or calendar, click one of those buttons instead of Print, and you’ll be directed to our publishing partner MyCanvas.

Can you merge trees on Ancestry?

It’s not currently possible to merge trees on Ancestry®, but the topics below may make it easier to combine information. To merge duplicate people together, see Merging Duplicate People.

How do I merge my ancestry profiles?


  1. Open a tree in the Ancestry® app.
  2. At the top of your tree, tap the search person icon .
  3. Find people with similar or identical names and tap one of them to see their profile page.
  4. From the profile page of a duplicate person, tap the three dots in the top-right corner.
  5. Select Merge with Duplicate.

What is the most common way to accidentally create duplicate person profiles in a tree on Ancestry?

Most duplicates are created when accepting Ancestry Hints®, attaching records, or saving a person from one tree to another. This article explains how to avoid creating duplicates in the future; to merge duplicates you already have, see Merging Duplicate People.